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Is menses induction necessary before ovulation induction?Recent studies suggest that a progestin-induced withdrawal bleed may reduce conception and live birth rates in women undergoing ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate.
Vulvar irritation in a 27-year-old womanA 27-year-old woman presents with an 18-month history of vulvar irritation. She has tried multiple agents for her condition including topical steroids, Vagisil, antibiotics, and fluconazole without relief. What's your diagnosis?
Ob/gyn involvement in WIC efforts breeds successIt may surprise some ob/gyns to know that their local Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, more commonly known as WIC, is anxious to partner with them to improve the health and well-being of the families they serve.
Retained foreign object after gyn surgeryA woman sues after a surgical needle was accidentally left in the patient during a vaginal prolapse surgery. Plus more cases.
Should I give the flu shot to my pregnant patients?Drs. Lipkind and Savitz go over several studies to determine the benefits and risks associated with flu shots given to pregnant patients and whether or not ob/gyns should recommend flu shots to these patients.
Elective single-embryo transfer: No longer electiveThe large body of evidence citing the effectiveness of IVF and recent advances promoting the safety of ART, including the widespread adoption of SET, have established IVF as a reasonable first-line alternative for many infertile couples rather than the treatment of last resort it was once regarded.
Flame retardants linked with infertilityA first-of-its-kind epidemiologic study shows a link between exposure to organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) and infertility.